Draper & Watson Call in the Lawyers to Put Pressure on the Media

  • 13 Apr 2009

From Nadine's blog...   5 Live called to say they were being leaned on by lawyers with regard to any reference to Tom Watson MP and before I went on, would I just be aware of that. I asked them what they wanted me to do with that information and were they saying I cou...

Telegraph Column: Damian McBride scandal: Fatal flaws of the PM's pitbull

  • 12 Apr 2009

Thanks to Damian McBride and Derek Draper, whom I like to think of as the Dick Dastardly and Mutley of British politics, I have had to abort my Easter plans. You see, I was their first victim. Before I explain how, let's rewind a few months. Last October I met Draper for lu...

SmearGate: One Down, Two to Go

  • 11 Apr 2009

The news that Damian McBride has resigned is welcome indeed, but it isn't the end of the matter. There are further serious questions which need to be asked, not least about the role of Tom Watson, who sat next to McBride in the Downing Street bunker and was allegedly mentioned...

Don't Say I Didn't Warn You...

  • 11 Apr 2009

Plato (Correction: It was ConHome who first pointed this out) has just pointed out that I wrote THIS post speculating about the launch of a cyberwar by the Labour Party on the very day that someone (presumably Draper) registered http://www.theredrag.co.uk/ - 4 November 2008. ...

McBride & Draper: A Match Made in Hell

  • 11 Apr 2009

Number Ten are seeking to play down the seriousness of McBridge-Gate, describing it as juvenile. The Telegraph and the BBC have fallen for the spin. No matter. They will revise their opinions when they see the contents of the emails which will presumably be published in tomorr...

20 Sentences Top Bloggers Will Never Write

  • 10 Apr 2009

20 Sentences Top Bloggers Will Never Write Dizzy Thinks I am just not interested in a story which combines technology with tits. Guido Fawkes Damian McBride will still be in a job by the end of the month Tim Montgomerie A world without America would be a far better...

Guido Fawkes, Me & the Number Ten Smears Against Top Tories

  • 10 Apr 2009

The Telegraph is running a front page story tomorrow detailing a smear campaign by Number Ten against various Tory politicians. The story revolves around emails obtained by Guido Fawkes which show how the dirty tricks department of Number Ten have been running a Nixonian smear...

Hitchens, Vaizey & Dale on the Tory Big Idea

  • 5 Apr 2009

Well that was a lesson learned. The lesson? Don't bother debating with people who were trained in debating by the Socialist Workers Party. In case you are wondering, I refer to Peter Hitchens. He, Ed Vaizey and I were talking this afternoon at the Oxford Literary Festival on t...

Why I Can't Accept the Orwell Prize

  • 1 Apr 2009

I've given this a lot of thought, and have made the decision to withdraw from the Orwell Prize. As you know, last week I was shortlisted for the prestigious literary award. At the time, I was incredibly proud of the achievement and was delighted to receive congratulations from...

Obama Saw My Sister's Beaver

  • 31 Mar 2009

My sister lives near Saffron Walden, on the Stansted flightpath. Seeing as I have nothing better to do (being stranded at Leicester station) I thought I would share with you a text message I received from her this afternoon...  "AIR FORCE ONE JUST FLEW OVER MY BEAVER"  I...